Poogan’s Porch Sous Chef

Poogan's Porch

72 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Full Time

Posted On October 26, 2021

Job Details

An Introduction to Poogan’s Hospitality Group
Cherishing a meal together is one of history’s most enduring traditions, and in Charleston, generations
have dined with Poogan’s Hospitality Group, founders of the legendary Poogan’s Porch, Poogan’s
Smokehouse, Poogan’s Courtyard, and the newest concept, Poogan’s Southern Kitchen. Our Southern
upbringing has instilled in us a closely held set of beliefs: hard work, patience, and that a good story is
best shared over a great meal.
Poogan's Hospitality Group is where classic dishes meet true craft and creativity; where the warmth is
genuine and the caring is measured in small details; where casual comforts bring guests back and a
nurturing work environment provides reasons for our team members to stay. By honoring these traditions,
we have created our own brand of Southern hospitality.
If you would like to work for a growing company that continues to promote and cultivate a culture of
honesty, integrity, and respect, we invite you to join us!
What We Bring to the Table
Competitive compensation starting at $50,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package that
● Direct deposit
● Bonus opportunities dependent on restaurant’s financial results
● Health insurance coverage through BCBS with 24/7 telemedicine available*
● 401(k) retirement plan with company match*
● Paid time off*
● Access to dental and vision coverage, critical illness and accident insurance, short-term disability
insurance, AD&D insurance, and life insurance*
● Dining discounts at all of our Poogan's Hospitality Group locations
● Exclusive shopping, travel, and entertainment discounts at hotels, theme parks, rental car
agencies, and more
● Opportunities for career advancement. We prefer to promote from within!
● Opportunities for personal and professional growth through ongoing education, mentorship, and
quarterly performance reviews
* for associates who meet eligibility requirements
The Details of the Position
Title: Sous Chef
Job Type: Full-Time
Work location: Poogan’s Porch
Responsibilities (include the following and other responsibilities that may be assigned as needed):
● Manage all activities in the kitchen, including food preparation and production, and management
and training of kitchen staff
● Ensure efficient, cost-effective operation and profitability of food production

● Supervise and inspect all preparation and cooking equipment on a regular basis to ensure that
they are kept clean, sanitary, and in perfect operating condition
● Ensure that food products, presentation, and plating are of the highest quality, and are prepared
to serve in a timely manner
● Assume the role as Executive Chef in his or her absence
● Assure adherence to all standards of food quality, preparation, recipes, and presentation in
conjunction with the specifications
● Monitor holding and storage operations, stocking and food rotation, and guarantee food service
sanitation standards are met
● Assure kitchen personnel is trained in best cleanliness and sanitation practices
What You Bring to the Table
Your experience: Minimum 2-5 years cooking experience in a fine-dining environment and experience in
a culinary leadership role preferred
Your education level: High school or GED equivalent required, formal culinary training or associate
degree in culinary arts preferred
Your abilities, skills, and traits:
● Ability to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room employees, and guests
● Safe Food Handling Certification
● Ability to calculate figures and amounts and perform mathematical functions to meet the business
● Work well under pressure and maintain fast, efficient service
● Exhibit a “can-do”attitude and is a team player
● Take pride in your work
● Be dependable
● Be able to stand for duration of shift, climb stairs, work long hours in hot conditions, and lift and
move heavy items

How to Take the Next Step
We’d like to get to know you. If you are interested in this position, please apply online at